Author: Jerry Holt

Jerry Holt is a novelist, playwright, teacher, and public speaker. He is professor emeritus of English at Purdue University Northwest and a recipient of Purdue's 2015 Dreamer Award, recognized for work as that has "embodied Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of service to others.” Holt has written four major plays, one novel, and nine short plays. His acclaimed novel, The Killing of Strangers, focuses on several mysteries surrounding the Kent State University shootings on May 4, 1970.
Crime Corner

Crime Corner

In this installment of Crime Corner, Jerry Holt features authors Anne Holt, Jørn Lier Horst, and Stuart MacBride.

Henning Mankell

Crime Corner

Sweden has produced some of the greatest Nordic noir novelists, including the two who created the genre, Maj Sjöwall and Per Whalöö.

book cover for Norwegian by Night, a headshot of Derek Miller, and book cover for American by Day

Crime Corner

Derek B. Miller’s crime novel duo “Norwegian by Night” and “American by Day” come highly recommended by our resident Nordic noir expert, Jerry Holt.

Crime Corner

Crime Corner

In this issue’s Crime Corner, Jerry Holt offers four gripping recommendations for Nordic Noir page turners for your reading list.

crime corner

Crime Corner

In light of the typisk norsk Easter break tradition of reading crime novels, Jerry Holt shares four Norwegian Noir novels for your Easter reading.